April 19, 1980: Gays & Wallys

Gays & Wallys

Tricky Dicky, well-known around London for his gay discos (catch him this Saturday at Stratford Pigeons Hotel in Romford Road), writes “I must agree with all you say about USA gay discos – they certainly helped to kill disco there. It’s not so obvious here and most UK gay clubs are doing fine even though numbers have dropped slightly due to the opening of Heaven, but that should be short-lived as it’s following the defunct US gay disco course. Soon it’ll be back to talking jocks who actually help market the music, which in gay discos is getting funkier although the jazz fad won’t touch them. As well as the most commercial tracks like Bros Johnson, Walden and Jermaine Jackson ‘Burnin’ Hot’, the big gay tracks here are still Jessica Williams ‘Queen Of Fools’, P’zzazz ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and the Abbe (with an “e”) album.” Thanks for that support, Dicky, and I’m glad my decidedly knocking comments have been accepted so constructively by our own gay scene.

Meanwhile, regarding my frequent references to Wallys, Steve West (Sayers Common Cinderellas at the Stroods Motel on the A23) writes: “Wallys are the bulk of the industry’s bread and butter. Speaking for myself, I have 11 years’ experience of “The People Business” which is, after all, what we are in. Most of us in this business are working to the average Joe Bloggs who wants to meet a girl, have a late drink and a bit of fun. 60 to 70 per cent of them couldn’t care less what music is playing as long as they know the record or have heard it on the radio, another 10-15 per cent just want to drink, which leaves 15 per cent of which 10 of the 15 just follow whatever trend happens to be around nationally (ie: currently 2-Tone and sixties music), leaving five per cent who are hard core funkateers (and who incidentally also get catered for at Cinderellas within the broad musical spectrum). So why do we have to “keep it funky”, as this would make ¡t rather boring for the other 95 per cent wouldn’t it? This is not to say that there shouldn’t be specialist discotheques, as there is a need to be catered for.”

You’ve actually encapsulated my own feelings exactly, Steve. As I have in fact said, there is nothing wrong with Wallys – they are the vast majority, of thoroughly nice to know citizens, with as you have said a merely peripheral interest in disco music. When the right record (like a Liquid Gold) comes along, these are the people who make it a smash. However, it’s the passionately involved specialist minority who take a real interest in disco music and are capable of starting hits of a maybe more modest dimension which nevertheless can become monsters (like the Whispers).

At whom should this page be aimed? The majority who only buy and play what’s already popular, or the minority who usually start that popularity? I personally believe the latter, and am currently delighted that so many charts are being sent in from clubs where people go because they want to hear the music there. The top end of our UK Disco 90 is still dominated by the mass – or if you like, Wally-taste.

It would be good to get even more charts contributed from every type of DJ (send your Top 30 floor response charts, written on your own paper, to me at Record Mirror, 40 Long Acre, London WC2E 9JT), but do be warned for your own continued employment’s sake – DON’T try to force your punters into becoming jazz-funk fans if they obviously don’t like it! However, if they do, KEEP IT FUNKY!

Odds ‘N Bods

Roberta Flack ‘Back Together Again’ (due on 12in next week) seems set as the Caister anthem, especially since Billy Paul ‘Bring The Family Back’ mixes perfectly out of it (chop in two beats before Billy sings) . . . Easter Monday’s Brighton Beach Party had to turn away around 4,000, but Bournemouth didn’t do so well . . . Showstopper Promotions’ National Soul Day at Knebworth on May 26th Bank Holiday will star the excellent GQ and possibly Lonnie Liston Smith . . . Brenda Russell ‘In The Thick Of It’ is indeed on lavishly packaged but same-length 12in (A&M AMSP 7515). Blondie ‘Call Me’ only being on 7in here, the full version remaining on Polydor LP or US 12in . . . Jermaine Jackson is now set for UK 12in early May, followed by Teena Marie ‘Behind The Groove’ which is currently huge for mafiosi (and has increased dramatically in my own estimation!) . . . Donald Byrd’s original (non-‘Roxy’) ‘Dominoes’ 12in has mysteriously been held back until mid-May, although DJ copies are just beginning to circulate . . . Diana Ross’s Chic-produced new LP has been sent back to the producers by Motown and is thus delayed . . . Detroit Spinners ‘Body Language’ reissue has been scrapped . . . Taste Of Honey ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ could be back on unlimited 12in . . . Randy Crawford & Chaka Khan LP’s may now be out here over a week after the importers (sorry, Freudian slip) imports . . . Paul Fearn won £250 and some MCA LP’s at Dartford Flicks’ “club” dancer competition (Fred Dove’s sister came second!), after which the appalling Ian Moore was successfully challenged by the somewhat self-consciously bad Slick Eddie, who kept falling over like an epileptic gibbon . . . Flicks owner Mike Keam and DJ Colin Hudd keep trying to top each other with slagging T-shirts (Colin must regret his old flare-trousered publicity pose!), while I enjoyed meeting fellow judges John Allan (Evening Echo), Dave Potter (South Ockendon Route 66 Records), Colin Snow (THE Record Man of Rayleigh) and 6 foot 2 dancer Sue Judson (humma humma!) . . . Cambridgeshire’s zany Jason West, now emphasising the funk and import element of his comedy-filled roadshow (035387-755), won Phonogram’s recent rapping contest with his ‘Smelly Feet’ set to Kurtis Blow’s B-side . . . MCA have cut their DJ mailing list from 500 to a temporary 100 . . . Caroline Roadshow’s new jock is not surprisingly Tom Anderson, from a certain sunken ship . . . Franklin Sinclair (Manchester) proves the power of ‘The Groove’ – at least 20 kids rushed up to ask what it was the first time he played it! . . . Skyy’s re-remixed ‘First Time Around’ deserves more attention than it’s getting – try mixing it out of Trussel! . . . Billy Ocean sounds stronger in club use than I may have suggested . . . Reggie Bosanquet did tell me his single would be “top of the pops”, but did he really mean top of Kenny Everett’s new ‘Bottom 30’?!? . . Nick Christian (West Kirby) is the latest jock to complain that East Anglian Productions have so far failed to complete a pre-paid order for customised jingles from last November – they may take time to make, EAP, but can’t you at least reply to his calls? . . . Arbie beams over and out, leaving Retford MAYC to the Wallys . . . KEEP IT FUNKY!

UK Newies

NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN: ‘I Shoulda Loved Ya’ (Atlantic K 11413T) (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
One of the definitive “smackers” and hotter for many than ‘Tonight I’m Alright’ ever since the Whispers became its perfect partner, this smash-bound slightly faster 117-114-115-114bpm 12in is all set to be a monster. It’s even getting Capital Radio play!

MYSTIC MERLIN: ‘Just Can’t Give You Up’ (Capitol 12CL 16133)
Great creamily thumping slick 122-freeze-124-chix-125bpm soul loper with lovely jazz sax has evidently been on UK-only 12in a while now.

CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR: ‘Use Your Body & Soul’ (Mercury MERX 9) (‘You Gave Me Love’ BNDA debut 3/22/80)
Buoyantly clapping mellow 116-117-118bpm 12in swinger goes into a bass-bumped central rap, the almost equally hot double-A ‘You Gave Me Love’ being a jiggly 115bpm bumper with catchy “woohoo-oo oo” smacking bits. BPM’s are from my US 12in, the initially serviced UK 7in running respectively 2 and 1bpm faster. 

DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES: ‘Supremes Medley’ (Motown 12TMG 1180)
Obviously destined to be big although it could have been better tailored to this country, the cleverly segued 12in medley of Holland-Dozier-Holland classics runs well through ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’ (125bpm), ‘Back In My Arms Again’ (126), ‘Come See About Me’ (130), ‘Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart’ (133-132-133) but drops power on the chops into ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ (136), ‘Baby Love’ (139). Diana’s full 37/74-111-110bpm ‘Love Hangover’ is eye-cued flip.

THE WHISPERS: ‘Lady’ (Solar SO-4)
Superb finger-snappin’ 34/68bpm 7in soul swayer with bluesy organ, jazzy scatting and sophisticated swing.

ROY YOUNG: ‘Gimme Some Sign’ (CAM 1203)
Dynamite 47/94-46/92bpm 12in reggae revival of Brenton Wood’s ‘Gimme Little Sign’ reaches a dub where Roy brilliantly leaves out the “sign” after singing “just give me some kind of” – catching dancers in mid-song themselves! With good distribution it could be a smash.

AVERAGE WHITE BAND: ‘Let’s Go Round Again’ (RCA AWB12-1) (BNDA debut 7/12/80)
Image-changing slightly dated Detroit Spinners-style creamy 126-127-128-129bpm 12in soul vocal group romper with clapping break and acappella outro sounds good for general pop crowds.

VARIOUS: ‘Calibre Cuts’ (Calibre CABL 502)
Fully detailed last month, this Lowrell-starting and Real Thing-ending 93-132bpm single-sided 12in cut-up features cleverly edited snippets from lotsa disco hits and is at its least confusing once into the jazzier instrumental eye-cued last half.

CHICAGO: ‘Street Player’ (CBS 12-8040)
Jazzily strutting brassy 125-124-125bpm 12in clopper hits a terrific clapping stereo Latin percussion break that’s great on its own for mixers.

SHALAMAR: ‘Right In The Socket’ (Solar SO12-7) (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
Excitingly remixed 124-123bpm blue vinyl 12in revamp of their rattling smacker goes nicely out of Bobby Thurston’s ‘Groove’ rhythm break and, although flipped by the old 115bpm 12in version of ‘The Second Time Around’, is worth getting in its own right.

JAMES BROWN: ‘Don’t Stop The Funk’ (from LP ‘People’, Polydor 2391446)
Powerfully thudding sparse funky 108-106-109(break)-107bpm chugger works well with Ben E King and Avenue B Boogie Band, ‘Regrets’ being a conversationally introed 33bpm soul slowie and ‘Let The Funk Flow’ a ridiculously fast 148bpm.

MANU DIBANGO: ‘Goro City’ (Island 12WIP 6556)
Naggingly intense fusion of afro-reggae jazz in an unusual throbbing 63/126(build-up)-127-126-127-126bpm 12in instrumental with squeaky sax and dialect chanting has been huge in certain black clubs and deserves wider attention.

HIROSHIMA: ‘Lion Dance’ (Arista ARIST 12340)
‘Shaft’-style dramatic intro to an attractively flowing 133-132bpm 12in Japanese jazz instrumental, warm on import last autumn.

SHOTGUN: ‘Happy Feelin’’ (MCA MCAT 578)
Brass punctuated cantering 125-124bpm 12in soul romper with a slight ‘Standing Ovation’ GQ-like flavour.


JERRY KNIGHT: ‘Overnight Sensation’ (US A&M SP-12033) (BNDA debut 4/19/80)
Catchy hook-crammed powerfully stamping 120bpm 12in smacker (already on UK 7in, AMS 7521) with an overlay of noisily jangling rock guitar that can’t disguise the frequent P-funk freaky vocal bits and underlying EWF-style structure, the whole being just that the title says it is!

STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘D-A-N-C-I-N’’ (from LP ‘Sweet Sensation’, US 20th Century Fox T-603) (‘Sweet Sensation’ & ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’ BNDA debut 4/12/80)
Catchily spelling beefy 113-114-115-114-116bpm chugger will surely be big and is even better than the Mtume & Lucas-produced set’s 108-109-110-111bpm title track (less ‘Ladies Night’-like than the longer 12in), ‘Mixture Of Love’ being a lovely 30/60bpm soulful slowie. Other cuts are the Diana Ross-ish smooth bland 113bpm ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’, jolting 114-112-114bpm ‘Try My Love’, swaying 127-125-127-125-127bpm ‘Wish That You Were Mine’, smoochy 22/45bpm ‘Still Mine’ and 17/33bpm ‘I Just Wanna Say’.

GARY BARTZ: ‘Music’ (from LP ‘Bartz’, US Arista AB 4263)
Mtume & Lucas-produced chix-supported jazz saxist is currently hottest with this jiggly chugging 107-109bpm jogger, followed by a mellow 34-35bpm smooching of ‘After The Love Has Gone’, easily rolling 102-104bpm ‘Need Your Love’, bumpily thumping 114-112-113bpm ‘Rockin’ All Night’, and jerkily jolting 114½-115½bpm ‘(Give It Your Best) Shot!’. The lusher 107-111bpm ‘After Glow’ beats the wailing 98-101bpm ‘Keep Goin’ On’ and P-funky 93-91-92bpm ‘One-Eyed Jack’ to round out an excellent set.

EARL KLUGH: ‘Amazon’ (from LP ‘Dream Come True’, US UA LT-1026)
Lovely lightweight lush guitar picking for home listening but jazz jocks are pushing the punchier cuts like this snappily intensifying 111/55-110-112-114-115-114bpm nagger reminiscent of ‘OTBA Law’, the rippling fast 123-125-124-127bpm ‘If It’s In Your Heart’, piano-perked frantic 132-133-135-131bpm ‘Spellbound’ and jaunty 61½-62bpm ‘Doc’, other tracks being smoochers.

CHANGE: ‘A Lover’s Holiday’ (from LP ‘The Glow Of Love’, US RFC 3438) (BNDA debut 3/29/80)
Jim Burgess-mixed so thus drugged gays-aimed 117bpm plinky bass-plonked girlie group ‘Good Times’-type thudding jolter is actually proving to be good for any audience, though the guy-sung 118bpm title track swayer is unabashedly gay and the jerky 126bpm ‘It’s A Girl’s Affair’ strictly for “les girls” I personally love the excitingly different synthesizer intro and backed but trickily swinging 128bpm ‘Searching’, which builds almost jazzily to a rattling break.

COLLINS & COLLINS: ‘Do You Wanna Dance’ (from LP ‘Collins And Collins’, US A&M SP-4806)
Cribbing its main rhythm part straight from Leon Haywood/Al Hudson/Kool, this faster 119-118-119bpm sister/brother soul duet keeps veering into less positive bumpy bits, but will be good for “Don’t push ¡t don’t force it let it happen naturally” singalongs! ‘You Made Me Believe’ is a jittery 118-121bpm romper and ‘Can’t Turn Down Love’ a good 41/83-81bpm swayer.

UK Disco Top 90 – April 19, 1980

01 01 Brothers Johnson – Stomp! – A&M 12″
02 02 Leon Haywood – Don’t Push It Don’t Force It – 20th Century 12″
03 03 Narada Michael Walden – Tonight I’m Alright – Atlantic 12″
04 06 Bobby Thurston – Check Out The Groove – Epic 12″
05 04 Whispers – And The Beat Goes On – Solar 12″
06 05 Tony Rallo & The Midnite Band – Holdin’ On / Burnin’ Alive – Calibre 12″
07 09 Detroit Spinners – Working My Way Back To You – Atlantic 12″
08 08 Rodney Franklin – The Groove – CBS 12″
09 07 Gibson Brothers – Cuba / Better Do It Salsa – Island 12″
10 10 Liquid Gold – Dance Yourself Dizzy – Polo 12″
11 13 Mystic Merlin – Just Can’t Give You Up – Capitol 12″
12 11 Michael Jackson – Rock With You – Epic 12″
13 12 Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me – Arista 12″
14 14 Fern Kinney – Together We Are Beautiful – WEA 12″
15 16 Mass Production – Shante – US Cotillion LP
16 18 Narada Michael Walden – I Shoulda Loved Ya – Atlantic 12″/LP
17 15 Trussel – Love Injection – Elektra 12″
18 24 Crown Heights Affair – Use Your Body & Soul / You Gave Me Love / You’ve Been Gone / I Don’t Want To Change You / Sure Shot – US De-Lite 7″/12″ promo/LP
19 17 Slave – Just A Touch Of Love – Atlantic 12″
20 21 Ronnie Laws – Young Child – UA 12″
21 19 GQ – Standing Ovation – Arista 12″
22 47 Jermaine Jackson – Let’s Get Serious (all cuts) – US Motown LP
23 23 Chuck Cissel – Cisselin’ Hot – Arista 12″
24 29 Sharon Paige – Tonight’s The Night – Source 12″
25 25 Ben E. King – Music Trance – Atlantic 7″/US 12″ promo
26 20 Atmosfear – Motivation / Extract – MCA 12″
27 28 Dayton – Eyes On You / Livin’ For Today / Dank – US UA LP
28 35 Bobby Thurston – You Got What It Takes – Epic LP
29 27 Ronnie Laws – O.T.B.A. Law (Outta Be A Law) / Every Generation / As One – UA LP
30 41 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Back Together Again / You Are My Heaven – US Atlantic LP
31 22 Light Of The World – The Boys In Blue / This Is This – Ensign 12″
32 30 Shalamar – Right In The Socket – Solar 12″
33 32 Earth, Wind & Fire – In The Stone – CBS 12″
34 26 Wilbert Longmire – Hawkeye – US Tappan Zee LP
35 33 Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard – Elektra 12″
36 37 Brothers Johnson – Light Up The Night / This Had To Be / Celebrations / Smilin’ On Ya / Treasure / You Make Me Wanna Wiggle – A&M LP
37 31 Blondie – Atomic – Chrysalis 12″
38 45 Teena Marie – Behind The Groove – Motown LP
39 38 Jocko – Rhythm Talk – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
40 36 Kleeer – Winners / Close To You / Open Your Mind / Rollin’ On – US Atlantic 12″ promo/LP
41 34 Brass Construction – Shakit / Music Makes You Feel Like Dancing – UA 12″
42 40 Chico Hamilton – Strut / Magic Fingers / Alekasam / Mysterious Maiden – US Elektra LP
43 42 Players Association – The Get Down Mellow Sound – Vanguard 12″
44 44 Bunny Mack – Love You Forever – Rokel 12″
45 51 Shalamar – Right In The Socket (remix) / The Second Time Around – US Solar 12″
46 39 Mandrill – Dance Of Love / Feeling Good / When You Shake – US Arista LP
47 54 Community People – Education Wrap – US Delmar Int’l 12″
48 56 Raydio – Two Places At The Same Time (all cuts) – Arista 7″/US LP
49 53 Randy Brown – The Next Best Thing To Being There / We Ought To Be Doin’ It / Love Formula 69 – Casablanca 12″/US LP
50 52 Heath Brothers – For The Public – US Columbia 7″/LP
51 55 Destination – Move On Up/Up, Up, Up – Butterfly 12″
52 63 Blondie – Call Me – Chrysalis 7″/Polydor LP
53 49 Gap Band – I Don’t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance / Steppin’ Out / The Boys Are Back In Town – Mercury 12″
54 48 Eugene Record – Fan The Fire / Your Love / Where Are You – Warner Bros. LP
55 43 War – The World Is A Ghetto – MCA 12″/LP
56 46 Al Johnson & Jean Carn – I’m Back For More / School Of The Groove / You Are My Personal Angel – US Columbia 7″/LP
57 62 Gary Bartz – Music / Rockin’ All Night / After The Love Has Gone / Need Your Love – US Arista LP
58 50 Grover Washington Jr. – I Can’t Help It / Open Up Your Mind (Wide) / Snake Eyes / Easy Loving You – Motown LP
59 61 Osibisa – Pata Pata – Pye 12″
60 75 Brenda Russell – In The Thick Of It – A&M 12″
61 57 Leo’s Sunshipp – Give Me The Sunshine / I’m Back For More – US Lyon’s LP
62 69 v/a – Calibre Cuts – Calibre 12″
63 84 Con Funk Shun – Got To Be Enough / Happy Face – US Mercury 7″/12″/LP
64 RE Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Running Away / Can’t You See Me – Polydor 12″
65 78 Dr. Hook – Sexy Eyes – Capitol 12″
66 70 Donald Byrd – Dominoes (live at the Roxy) – US Blue Note LP
67 64 James Brown – Don’t Stop The Funk / Regrets / Let The Funk Flow – US Polydor LP
68 76 Gordon’s War – Got To Fan The Flame / The Rock Is Gonna Get You – US Stan-Jay 12″
69 NE Jerry Knight – Overnight Sensation – A&M 7″/US 12″
70 68 Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You (Direct-Cut) – Japanese CBS/Sony LP
71 73 Stop – I Can Feel It / Iauweta – Calibre 12″
72 65 Joe Bataan – Rap-O Clap-O – RCA 12″
73 60 B.T. Express – Give Up The Funk – US Columbia 7″/LP
74 74 Rose Royce – Ooh Boy / What You Waitin’ For – Whitfield 12″
75 77 Givens Family – The Year Of The Child – US Venture 12″
76 90 Lonnie Liston Smith – Give Peace A Chance – US Columbia LP
77 71 Guardian Angel – Self Service Love – MR 12″
78 86 Chicago – Street Player – CBS 12″
79 79 Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam Co. – Give Your Love / Shadow Dancing – US Epic LP
80 58 One Way feat. Al Hudson – Now That I Found You – MCA 12″
81 85 Isley Brothers – Go All The Way / Pass It On / Don’t Say Goodnight – US T-Neck LP
82 83 Avenue B Boogie Band – Bumper To Bumper – US Salsoul 12″
83 72 GQ – GQ Down / Lies / Is It Cool / Someday – Arista LP
84 66 La Pregunta – Chameleon – US GNP Crescendo 12″
85 67 Niteflyte – If You Want It – Ariola 12″
86 89 Stone City Band – Little Runaway / Strut Your Stuff – US Gordy LP
87 RE Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band – Deputy Of Love / I’m An Indian Too – ZE 12″
88 NE Herbie Hancock – Go For It / Making Love – CBS 12″
89 88 Herbie Hancock – Saturday Night – US Columbia LP
90 87 Passport – Rub-A-Dub / Ocean Liner – US Atlantic LP
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 2/23/80) / #2 (BNDA debut 2/23/80) / #3 (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
#4 (BNDA debut 3/1/80) / #5 (BNDA debut 1/12/80) / #6 (BNDA debut 1/5/80)
#7 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 5/17/80) / #9 (BNDA debut 4/7/79 & 9/8/79)
#10 (BNDA debut 11/17/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #13 (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
#16 (BNDA debut 12/22/79) / #17 (BNDA debut 12/8/79) / #18 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
#19 (BNDA debut 1/12/80) / #21 (BNDA debut 3/1/80) / #22 (BNDA debut 4/5/80)
#23 (BNDA debut 1/12/80) / #24 (BNDA debut 2/16/80) / #25 (BNDA debut 3/1/80)
#28 (BNDA debut 3/1/80) / #30 (BNDA debut 4/5/80) / #32 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
#35 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #38 (BNDA debut 3/29/80) / #40 (BNDA debut 4/5/80)
#41 (BNDA debut 5/31/80) / #43 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #45 (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
#46 (BNDA debut 4/19/80) / #48 (BNDA debut 5/17/80) / #51 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#52 (BNDA debut 3/8/80) / #53 (BNDA debut 3/8/80) / #64 (BNDA debut 9/24/77)
#69 (BNDA debut 4/19/80) / #72 (BNDA debut 12/1/79) / #73 (BNDA debut 4/19/80)
#81 (BNDA debut 4/26/80) / #87 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #88 (BNDA debut 4/19/80)
#89 (BNDA debut 4/19/80)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

SHEENA EASTON: ‘Modern Girl’ (EMI 7”)
EARL KLUGH: ‘If It’s In Your Heart’ / ‘Amazon’ / ‘Spellbound’ / ‘Doc’ (US UA LP)
WHISPERS: ‘Lady’ (Solar 7”)
DYNASTY: ‘Satisfied’ / ‘It’s Still A Thrill’ (Solar 12”) (BNDA debut 1/19/80)
EDGAR WINTER: ‘Above And Beyond’ (Blue Sky 12”) (BNDA debut 2/16/80)
PRINCE: ‘Sexy Dancer’ (Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
SKYY: ‘High’ / ‘First Time Around’ (remix) (Salsoul 12”) (BNDA debut 3/8/80)
STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘Sweet Sensation’ (US 20th Century 12”) (BNDA debut 4/12/80)
CHANGE: ‘A Lover’s Holiday’ / ‘Searching’ (US RFC LP) (BNDA debut 3/29/80)
BILLY OCEAN: ‘Stay The Night’ (GTO 12”) (BNDA debut 4/11/81)
DAN-I: ‘The Hidden Valley’ (Island 12”)
JUNIOR TUCKER: ‘One Of The Poorest People’ (Island 12”)
EL COCO: ‘Let’s Get It Together’ (remix) (US AVI 12”)
DEODATO: ‘Whistle Bump’ (US Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 5/27/78)
JAMES LAST BAND: ‘The Seduction’ (Polydor 7”)
RUFUS & CHAKA: ‘Any Love’ (MCA 12”) (BNDA debut 11/17/79)
BILLY PRESTON & SYREETA: ‘It Will Come In Time’ (Motown 7”)
LONNIE SMITH: ‘Lean Meat’ (US Groove Merchant LP)
DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES: ‘Supremes Medley’ / ‘Love Hangover’ (Motown 12”)
STEVIE WONDER: ‘Outside My Window’ (Motown 7”)

1 (3) Lambrettas, 2 (1) The Beat, 3 (2) UB 40, 4 (8) Bodysnatchers, 5 (4) Police, 6 (-) Madness, 7 (9) M, 8 (-) Selecter, 9 (6) Vapors, 10 (10) Bad Manners, 11 (7) Dooleys, 12 (5) Muffins, 13 (11) Specials, 14 (15) Shakin’ Stevens, 15 (12) Elvis Costello (old), 16 (19) Rupert Holmes, 17 (20) Rainbow, 18 (18) Genesis, 19 (16) Dexy’s, 20 (14) Monkees

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